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Re: Other rexes? (jk) [Joke]

> Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 15:46:41 -0600
> From: "Ken Carpenter" <KCarpenter@dmns.org>
> many T. rex, not many T. rexes.

Grammatically, the plural of "rex" depends on the mood, or "tense" of
the sentence in which it is used in.  For example, in the inductive
documentative voice, used in BBC TV documentararies, the plural is
"_T. rex_ individuals"; however, when the plural of "rex" is used as a
cognitive carnivorous infraction, "rexes" is correct, as in:

          Look out, Bob!  Them darned rexes have ate Earl!

(... with apologies to the real Mister Language Person.)

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)_v__/\  "... and Duncan's horses did turn and eat themselves" --
         Shakespeare, of course, "Macbeth"

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